For literally years - actual definition of "literal," not the internet definition, mind you - Bill Murray had staunchly balked at the idea of being in a Ghostbusters sequel, spin-off, reboot, or remake.
But finally, the man formerly known as Peter Venkman finally cracked. He'll be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, though whether or not it will be to reprise his role as the wise-cracking Dr. Venkman or a completely new character remains to be seen.
In a new interview with Vulture, Murray reveals that what finally got him to cave was peer pressure...from himself.
"I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really…It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part]."
As far as how he feels about the project so far, count him among the faithful believers in it, reluctance to appear aside.
"You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there. They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it."
If it gets the Bill Murray stamp of approval, then I think everyone needs to chill out with the hate-flinging by now, don't you?
Ghostbusters will be in theaters on July 15, 2016.